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June 29, 2006, 09:21 AM
Have a look at the pictures showing left arm chinaman bowling by Paul Adams. How come he was so accurate in delivering the ball in line with the staumps and in appropriate length. Amazing!!!

Do we have any other chinaman bowler at present?? I would like to see their action in detail like the following one ...

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June 29, 2006, 09:43 AM
but he is not an effective bowler

June 29, 2006, 10:10 AM
- Dave Mohammed
- Micheal Bewan
- New Aussie Lad (forgot his name)

June 29, 2006, 10:30 AM
- Dave Mohammed
- Micheal Bewan
- New Aussie Lad (forgot his name)
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Bowling action of Adams is really weird!! Dave Mohammad and Michael Bevan's bowling action is quite simple compared to Adams.

Do you mean Brad Hogg ??

Yap he bowls Chinaman, but action is quite different compared to Adams.

June 30, 2006, 04:21 AM
All a 'Chinaman' is, is a left-arm legspin bowler. Fleetwood-Smith was one, Bevan was one, and thats all of them that I can think of.

Adams is better described as a 'mystery bowler', because no-one else has ever thought of, let alone used, that action.

But it works for him ...

Ian Whitchurch

June 30, 2006, 08:21 AM
its as if he is swimming or doing stretch exercises

June 30, 2006, 08:52 AM
It's really quite rare to see left arm chinamen bowlers these days. When you think about it there are a LOT more orthodox spinners. Hogg and Dave Mohammad are the only two strike bowlers going around then there are some part-timers like Simon Katich but no Rafique's or Vettori's or Giles'...wonder if there's something in that.

June 30, 2006, 11:36 AM
It looks like he's stretching, or he's double jointed.. hell, he looks like he's doing anything but bowling a cricket ball!!

June 30, 2006, 11:42 AM
Too me it looks like he is chucking with his eyes closed, hoping since he can't see himself chucking no one else will see him either.

June 30, 2006, 01:43 PM
paul adams action looked very funny when i first saw him bowling in 1996 worldcup. there are not too many china man bowler but his action is unique